National Grid Future Innovators Program

At the MOST we understand that there is both a need for and a lack of diversity in STEM careers, and that research continually shows that all students are more likely to achieve success when they have a role model to emulate and motivate them towards their goals. 

To this end, the MOST is proud to introduce the National Grid Future Innovators Program, an after-school STEM mentorship program designed for Black students in grades 6-9. MOST educators, along with a diverse group of local STEM practitioners serving as mentors, will guide students through an exciting STEM curriculum that includes hands-on workshops, relevant site visits, career exploration, exhibit design projects, engineering challenges, and museum experiences at the MOST.

Students in the National Grid Future Innovators Program will not only gain insight into the diversity of careers available to them in science, technology, skilled trades, manufacturing, and more but will also have opportunities to exercise and improve the kinds of problem-solving and critical thinking skills.

Program Timeframe:
3:00 – 6:00 PM every other Wednesday, January – May 2021

Thank you to our presenting sponsor:

Learn more about National Grid programs

And to our supporting sponsors:

Golub Foundation

Frank and Francis Revoir Foundation

Are you interested in becoming a mentor?

Black STEM practitioners in the Syracuse or Central New York area are invited to serve as program mentors given that they are willing/able to commit to regular attendance at bi-weekly sessions for the duration of the program. Mentors will also ideally be able to assist in securing relevant site visits (i.e. at their place of employment), speakers (i.e. colleagues, contacts), and other program components. Undergraduate students and those unable to commit to regular attendance are encouraged to sign up to assist as program volunteers.

Are you an interested student in grades 6-9?